SXSW is just weeks away and the organizers have announced a slate of additions to the Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup for the 2019 event. The updated list of Keynote speakers announced for the event includes Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde, and the addition of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine.
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After parting ways with comedian Kevin Hart, The Recording Academy and CBS announced today that Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual Awards. The awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT.
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The Blues Music Awards have announced their 2019 nominees and set a date for the 40th annual gathering. Leading this year with the most nominations is keyboardist Anthony Geraci, who is in the running in six categories.
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Music related films scored big wins at last night's 76th Golden Globe Awards. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was the surprise winner for Best Drama and "Green Book" the winner of Best Film Comedy/Musical. Rami Malek best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody" and Glenn Close won best actress for “The Wife. ”Lady Gaga won for co-writing the "Star Is Born" title track "Shallow."
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In a classical example of maybe-legal but still atrocious 'soft corruption', this article looks at a recent email sent around to a group of industry lobbyists offering them tickets to sit with to congressional big wigs at the grammies for a steal at just $5k a pop.
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Hypebot contributor Kyle Bylin writes about the rise of midsize cities. He believes these places are the next platforms for music ideas. Local residents are choosing to build their businesses where they live rather than relocating to pursue their dreams. These small businesses, fused with state personality and pride, are poised to reshape the music landscape in the coming decades.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees. Of the 15 nominees, seven were chosen. Three made it into the Hall on the first year that they were eligible. Here they all are, in alphabetical order:
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CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference is moving from Nashville to Austin " to connect with a fresh community of musicians in another deeply musical city." Presentations, workshops, mentoring, jam rooms and more will be held at the downtown Hilton August 16-18, 2019.
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Move over today's Grammy nominees, the men and women of metal are march through with their own award announcement. Lita Ford and David Ellefson of Megadeath are among the 2019 The Hall of Heavy Metal History inductees.
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The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are in and Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 pack with 8 nominations for his Black Panther soundtrack. Here are all of the nominees in each of the 84 categories.
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The announcement of this year's Grammy nominees is shifting two days to Friday December 7th to not conflict with coverage of memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush.
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Folk Alliance, the organizers for the International Folk Music Awards (IFMAs) announced the details for the 2019 edition of the event, as well as an early slate of award recipients for the event. Musician and broadcaster Tom Powers has been announced as the host for the 2019 return of the awards show.
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The Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, an awards event to be presented at Eurosonic Noorderslag in January, announced its winners out of 24 nominees last week.
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The Grammy Awards final nominees will be announced on December 5th , starting with the announcement of top categories on CBS This Morning starting at 8:30 a.m. ET. Approximately 15 minutes later, the Recording Academy will reveal the nominees in all 84 categories on grammy.com and social media.
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The Recording Academy, whose members determine the Grammy Awards, has announced a new "community driven" membership model, as part of an an effort to increase diversity and build a more relevant organization. But could new professional recommendation and peer review requirements have the opposite effect, turning Academy membership and The Grammys into an insider's game?
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Making a living as an artist can be hard, and having to keep down a day job while still working to fulfill your musical potential isn't a juggling act everyone can keep up. For a fortunate few, however, there are fellowships and grants that can give you the opportunity to live comfortably and massively expand your creative abilities at the same time.
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Spotify honored behind the scenes music makers at the Secret Genius Awards Friday evening in Los Angeles. Held at the Ace Theater, the award show was hosted by Ne-Yo.
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As we flip back through essential music industry news and events from the past seven days, we're revisiting the full list of Latin Grammy Award winners, determining whether the CD is really dead, looking at some of this years big winners in Country Music, and more!
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The winners of last night's 2018 Latin Grammy Awards came from a broad spectrum of styles and genres. The awards were televised on Univision from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
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The 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards were held last night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Here is a complete list of CMA 2018 winners and nominees.
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In an effort to come together and share and discuss the current state of music marketing in 2018, Music Ally hosted an all-day Sandbox Summit conference, pulling in music industry leaders from across the global digital marketing space. Here we look at a breakdown of the day's events and what was learned from some of the key speakers.
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The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 nominees and they include Chrissie Hynde, Tom T. Hall, Missy Elliot, John Prine and Vince Gill among others. Successful nominees will be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame during its annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 13, 2019 in New York City.
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The UK Americana Awards have announced its shortlist for their 2019 nominees. Iconic singer, songwriter and musician Graham Nash OBE, has been selected by the Americana Music Association UK as its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. U.S. and international artists including Darlingside and Brandi Carlisle were also nominated.
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Camila Cabello was the night's big winner at the MTV EMAs , formerly known as the European Music Awards, last night, winning best artist, while five-time nominee Ariana Grande was shut out.
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ASCAP has opened registration for the 14th edition of its signature event, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, May 2 - 4, 2019. Last year’s event attracted songwriters from 23 countries.
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Organizers of longtime electronic music gathering, Miami's Winter Music Conference, have announced plans to shake up the event for 2019. Under the umbrella of Miami Music Week, the Winter Music Conference [WMC] will return to Miami Beach from March 25-28 in the Faena District, centered on the downtown Faena Hotel.
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CNCO, Ozuna and Daddy Yankee were the big winners at the Latin American Music Awards 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last night. CNCO took home Favorite Duo or Group, Favorite Artist – Pop and Favorite Artist – Pop for CNCO. Ozuna won Favorite Artists – Urban, Album of the Year and Favorite Album – Urban for Odisea. Daddy Yankee won Favorite Male Artist and was honored with the ICON award, according to UPI.
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Polaris Music Prize has announced the winning albums for the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The winners were chosen from four shortlists, each representing a different musical era, and were curated by a Heritage Prize jury of music historians and music media. Two winners for each era were chosen — one by public vote and one by the jury.
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Rates to attend any and all of the SXSW 2019 conferences take another $100 jump this week. To save, you must register by 11:59pm PT this Friday, October 26th. Full details here.